For our 2021 project, received over 150 beautiful quilt blocks for
our Quilts of Valor® (QOV) initiative!
If you would like to donate quilt blocks, we collect them throughout the
year. In October, quilt assembly begins and quilts are presented to
recipients on or around Veterans Day each November.
Read on to learn about the quilt block specifications and how we invite you
organize quilters to assemble the donated blocks into beautiful quilts.
longarm services along with the assistance of community partners. It
is an honor to be a part of a presentation of quilts to Veterans and
service members touched by war!
We’re already gathering blocks for our 2022 project!
Please consider being part of one of 4 teams that will turn blocks into quilts in
2022. Click the sign-up button below and we’ll keep in touch.
We also invite you to join our Facebook group:
Thank you all for being so generous with your time and talents!
- Block sizes can be 8″, 10″ or 12″
- Fabric quality – must be 100% quality cotton fabrics.
- Patriotic fabrics are best (please stick to Red, White, and Blue toned fabrics)
- We’re partial to stars but blocks can be any design suitable for a patriotic quilt.
- Things to avoid – Please do not use juvenile fabrics or branded fabrics in the blocks.
- Donation deadline – We aim to reach our annual 100+ block goal by Sept. 30th. After that date, we start collecting for the next year’s 100 block drive.
- Quilt Block Assembly – Block donors are invited to assemble quilts with us in October each year (4 team captains organize this effort.)
- Quilting Guilds – If your quilting guild would like to donate completed quilts, we’d love to have them! These 8 beautiful quilts below were donated by the Millington Quilting Guild – such a generous donation!
A Quilt of Valor (QOV) is a quality, handmade quilt that is machine or hand quilted.
It is awarded to a service member or a Veteran who has been touched by war.
The Quilt says unequivocally,
Quilt Recipients – The QOV nomination process
If you know a Veteran or service member who has been touched by war and would like to submit a nomination for them to receive a quilt, please visit the QOV website to submit a nomination form HERE
We are humbled by the generosity and talent of our many QOV volunteers and will continue this mission to provide donated quilts. Quilts = Healing!
Thank you for your interest in honoring Veterans and service members!
and please share with your sewing and quilting friends!